Advocacy

Homelessness is a non-partisan issue and A Way Home Washington has strong support from both Democratic and Republican policy makers. Together with the Anchor Community, we advocate on the state and local levels, working closely with elected officials and government agencies to advance policies and secure resources that support our mission.

Watch A Way Home Washington Executive Director Julie Patiño and state Office of Homeless Youth Prevention and Protection Executive Director Kim Justice interview with TVW’s Austin Jenkins on Inside Olympia.

At the state level, we take positions during each legislative session on current bills that stand to advance or impede our mission of preventing and ending youth and young adult homelessness in Washington state. We also work closely with state agencies and organizations that advocate on behalf of  youth and young adults experiencing homelessness.

See what we are working on and join us in advocating during the 2022 legislative session!
Legislative Tracker

We also provide tailored advocacy support to our community partners on local issues of critical importance to preventing and ending youth and young adult homeless, working together to increase awareness and mobilize action.